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Feed Review: Stabul 1

The following information is provided to horse owners making decisions for feeding their horses. The horse feed industry is worth an estimated $9 billion in annual revenue and there are many companies attempting to tap into this market and the competition is fierce.  Because horses are considered livestock there are Read more…

Playing Feed Tag BINGO

There are currently hundreds of commercial horse feed formulations offered by just the major feed companies.  If we include the smaller companies and local mills the number increases into the thousands. Owners use different criteria for making these decisions but the one I see most frequently is the feed tag.  Read more…

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Misunderstood Ingredients in Horse Feed

There is much misinformation surrounding the primary commodities used in producing commercial horse feeds.  Some of this misinformation comes from competitors within the industry trying to raise doubts in their competitor’s quality. Other sources flow from a conflation of consequences of feeding these commodities to species other than horses.  Cats, Read more…

Understanding Horse Feed Tags

Every bag of commercial horse feed has a feed tag attached.  A few companies print their feed tag information directly onto the bag.  This information can be both extremely useful as well as misleading. Feed tags are largely misunderstood by consumers and this article should help provide some insight into Read more…

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Hay 101

Since I keep emphasizing the importance of forage in the equine diet I thought it was time to post a little something about it.  I want to apologize for the length of this piece and I considered breaking it up into a couple of different posts but everything is interconnected. Read more…

Feeding the Senior Horse

One of the most rewarding calls I receive is for senior horses.  There is nothing that brings as much personal fulfilment as putting together a feeding program for a retired lesson horse that has spent the past 20 years carrying students.  Think about the book that lesson horse could write Read more…